2011-2012 Walden University Student Handbook (June 2012) 
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2011-2012 Walden University Student Handbook (June 2012) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Credit Limitations

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Overall Credit Maximums

The 135 external quarter credit maximum can be met via traditional course transfer or a combination of traditional course transfer and prior learning credit. 

  • Maximum of 90 quarter credits of lower-division (1000–2000) work
  • Maximum of 45 quarter credits of upper-division (3000-4000) work

Prior Learning Credit Limitations

Prior Learning Credit can be awarded by examination, ACE approved training programs, or portfolio. No more than 30 quarter credits from any one of these categories will be accepted as transfer to Walden University.

The American Council on Education (ACE) offers applicable study in place of traditional coursework. Listed below are the maximum amounts of transferrable ACE credit allowed by Walden University:

  • 30 approved quarter credits for lower-division-level work (1000-2000)
  • 40 approved quarter credits for upper-division-level work (3000-4000)